Watching the hawks build their nest, from three different angles.
My other fine-feathered friends are returning too.
beautiful stuff Tony!
I’m always struck by how similar the coloration of your black-billed magpie is to my gravatar, which is of a friendly male pied butcherbird. He also often perches right at the very top of a nearby pine to watch over his territory, just like your magpie.
Our pied butcherbirds are excellent singers with a wonderful flute-like song.
Pied Butcherbird wiki
Magpies here are not very social, at least with people. Several years ago their population declined due to some avian virus, but they have come back.
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